NIH COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Is NIHD ready for a COVID-19 case? 

Yes. NIHD is prepared to safely screen, diagnose, and care for patients with respiratory illness, including Coronavirus – COVID-19. In the event a COVID-19 case presents at any care location across the District, NIHD has coordinated care plans in place, established in collaboration with Inyo County Health Department, based on the most current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

NIHD is putting visitor and employee family member restrictions in place. 

To help protect our employees and our patients against flu and other respiratory illness, NIHD put visitor and employee family member restrictions in place. Please avoid visiting hospital patients if you have a cough, fever (100.4), sore throat, body aches, or gastrointestinal symptoms. Also, until further notice, employees may not bring family members to the workplace unless they are seeking medical treatment.

NIHD is suspending the following non-critical activities until further notice based on CDC recommendations to avoid large crowds:

  • Community Meetings
  • Community Education Classes
  • Healthy Lifestyle Talks
  • Travel to approved conferences & seminars
  • Project vendors coming on site

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The staff at Northern Inyo Hospital would like to share the below question and  answer information with you regarding ongoing operations and changes during this pandemic. Please check back often as this information may change as NIHD continues their mission to keep the community safe during this pandemic.